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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-4605

Original release date: 12/31/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010


The procfs code (proc_misc.c) in Linux and other versions before 2.6.15 allows attackers to read sensitive kernel memory via unspecified vectors in which a signed value is added to an unsigned value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8b90db0df7187a01fb7177f1f812123138f562cf
External Source: BID
Name: 16284
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1017
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-244-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0101
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2006-January/msg00014.html
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:006
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:040
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20051223 linux procfs vulnerablity
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@43b562ae6hJGLWZA4TNf2k-RzXnVlQ
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11747
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-4
External Source: XF
Name: linux-procfs-information-disclosure(23811)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:012
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/gnupatch@43b562ae6hJGLWZA4TNf2k-RzXnVlQ

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11747
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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